Hitting A Wall In Zion

Hitting A Wall In Zion
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The Zion Canyon Shuttle bus driver slowed in the middle of the road on our way back down canyon, the headlights illuminating three guys in their late 20s or early 30s standing on the side of the road in the dark. The driver opened the door and they stepped onto the bus, looking dirty in climbing harnesses, helmets, even knee pads, and some other gear. My then-girlfriend and I, riding the bus back to town after an evening stroll on the Riverside Walk, looked toward the front. “What route were you on?” the driver asked the three guys. “Spaceshot,” one of the guys said. “We just fixed the first couple pitches, so we can come back and fire it in the morning.” It was my second time ever visiting Zion National Park, and I was aware that people climbed the steep red-and-black sandstone walls. I had started trying to learn to climb myself, outdoors, in Phoenix, with mixed results: I was terrified of it, didn’t trust my feet, overg.... Continue Reading at Semi-Rad



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